Welcome to the site for the Yorkshire Storyteller! Providing workshops, voiceovers, presentations, guided York tours, ghostly events, set piece storytelling, baby namings & hand fasting ceremonies, literary events for all occasions around Yorkshire and beyond.
Creativity - Entertainment - Community & Culture - Education - Catharsis - Nostalgia - Tradition
Storytelling has been linked to higher levels of children's literacy. It does all the following:
What a Storyteller Does
A vocal or oral storyteller such as Helen brings traditional stories alive by telling them aloud, rather than reading them. Most times, stories are folklore tales from around the world, fables, fairy tales and myths or legends. Few storytellers write their own stories. The storytelling tradition is based on passing the tale down by retelling.
Some storytellers use:
and exploratory learning and Helen draws on all these methods of storytelling.
Prices for events start from £60 and are tailored to each specific customer.
depending on length required, research and distance to travel.
Helen is happy to travel within reasonable distance or anywhere in the UK, if travel costs and accommodation are met. A full day in a school is between £100 and £200 plus travel and accommodation if necessary. Helen's approach is adaptable, working with a variety of themes, so you can be assured of the very best storytelling.
Watch Helen tell a story
The story below, is an ancient folklore tale.
In it, the yew tree asks the fairies to make it
look more appealing ....with unexpected results!
With gratitude to Graham Smith for his hard work as photographer & technical advisor.